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Breaking Down The Bailey Trade

Reddick hit seven homers for Boston in 2011.

Yesterday we examined the Andrew Bailey-to-Boston trade through the lens of its overall impact on the current direction of the Oakland A's franchise. Today, we take a closer look at the actual nuts-and-bolts of the deal, examining who the A's gave up and who they received in the transaction.

The Details: On December 28, the Oakland A's traded right-handed reliever Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney to the Boston Red Sox for outfielder Josh Reddick, corner infielder Miles Head and right-handed pitcher Raul Alcantara. The A's made their third trade of the off-season, once again dealing a former All-Star to a contending club for a package of younger players. This time, the A's...

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